Once again Akshay Kumar is back with his second movie in 2015 called Gabbar Is Back. After Baby, this is second film, which is directed by Krish and produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and Shabina Khan under the banner of Viacom 18 Motion Pictures and Bhansali Productions. The movie features Akshay Kumar in the lead role along with Shruti Haasan, Jaideep Ahlawat and Ishita Vyas, while Kareena Kapoor Khan would be seen in a cameo role in it. The movie is a remake of south Indian film called Ramanaa released in long back in 2002. The movie revolves around the life of a one man army called Gabbar Singh played by Akshay Kumar who has his mission to wipe out corruption from our Indian society. Now, let’s dig in deep to find out the crux of the film as under:
Gabbar Is Back falls under the genre of Crime, which will be hitting tomorrow. It is a story of a man called Gabbar Singh Rajput who starts his crusade team called ACF (Anti Corruption Force), which has the purpose to monitor and reduce corrupt people from society. Soon, the activities of ACF are being chased by the government agencies and police force considering the number of killings carried out by the group. The man called Babir Singh played by Sonu Sood who gets the assignment of tracking down the ACF group and stops their activities. Amidst all his combat to uproot corruption from the society, the tug of war between this common man’s group to fight corruption and government agencies sours till they clamp down this group. What happens at the end is interesting to explore, as the film has some of the best and out of the box climax. Don’t miss to catch the same in your nearest theatres.
Now, let’s talk about performances starting with Akshay Kumar in the main character called Gabbar Singh Rajput. Once again, Akshay Kumar has been used to showcased the best of his potentials- the action part in it. Unlike Baby, once again the director of the film Krish was able to harness the talent and expertise, which Akshay Kumar is known to display in any action packed film. As the movie is based on a common man’s group called ACF, which is known to shun the corruption and corrupt people, it is obvious to see tussles and tug of war between the hate mongers of this group, which ironically is the government agencies and the police. Somewhere the film would remind the ideas flaunted in the film Ungly wherein a group with the middle finger name is out to teach the corrupt people a cool lesson of honesty and integrity. However, Gabbar Is Back goes one step ahead in the fight against corruption to give a clean and healthy society by even eliminating the ones who rule and run the business or corruption in the society.
The script has nothing new content in it unlike the way it was showcased in the Tamil movie Ramanaa. The script is both simple and straight, which at times becomes confusing yet has the potential to grip the audience for a longer run while watching it in the theatres. The director has a keen job in focusing more on the character of Akshay Kumar rather than wasting much of his time in other characters like that of Shruti Haasan. Next comes the actress in the character of Shruti, she has not a big role to play; hence commenting on her performance may not be justified. Overall it was a nice performance nevertheless a bit less than the one she had played in her earlier movie Shamitabh. The others including Sonu Sood, Jaideep Ahlawat and Ishita Vyas too played a nice role in the film, while Kareena Kapoor Khan playing the wife of Akki in a cameo role was simply seen adding up the glam factor.
Since it is a Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s movie hence it is needless to say that you will not find adorable and creative sets and location. This man is known for building up some of the best sets for his films, which add the glam aspects of his movies. The other elements like screenplay, editing, music and other technicalities of the film too seemed okay, which can together turn out important ingredient for the film to become successful over the box office.
Gabbar Is Back Movie Review – Last Word
Gabbar Is Back by Krish showcases a common man’s fight against rampant corruption in the society. As we see how the Mango Man (Common Man) is caught in a maze of crooked bureaucracy, this action thriller is able to shows how any ordinary man can carry out certain extraordinary feats to ensure that justice is done. The movie has all the elements, which any typical Akshay Kumar movie has, right from high octane action to certain comedy and serious stuff to deal with. All in all, the movie not only narrates the captivating storyline but at the same time leaves no stone unturned to give a subtle message at the end – to induce change in the society, which is sick and pitted with corruption.